Osteoarthritis affects some three million Australians. It can be painful and debilitating, with many experiencing a significant deterioration to their quality of life.
The Osteoarthritis Clinic at Royal North Shore Hospital offers real hope to hundreds of sufferers allowing them to lead full and productive lives.
Our best practice approach to care and treatment interventions focuses on patients overcoming their pain through improved lifestyle and mobility, enabling them to become productive once more.
HOW YOUR GIFT WILL HELP:
$55 could help buy specialist ergonomic equipment for use in controlled experiments designed to keep younger osteoarthritis sufferers in the workforce.
$100 could help develop electronically accessible tailored tools to give osteoarthritis sufferers a virtual clinic in the home to help maximise results from our program.
Or a very generous $200 could help purchase a musculoskeletal robotic simulator used to design new implants to improve surgical outcomes for patients with end stage knee osteoarthritis.
With your support this tax appeal, people living with osteoarthritis can access the very best care, leading edge surgical interventions and the most up-to date evidence-based rehabilitation programs.
P.S. To understand in real terms the difference your gift will make, read Barbara’s story here. Barbara no longer needs to use pain management gels and has avoided surgery.